Isner and Mahut Match Suspended due to Darkness, Tied 59-59

After 118 games on Wednesday with no breaks of serve in the fifth, play had to be suspended due to darkness again at: 9:10 PM, tied 59-59 in fifth-set games.

They began at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, but action was suspended after the fourth set because of darkness. And following 7 hours, 6 minutes of play Wednesday, the match was suspended again at 59-59 in the final set.

They began at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, but action was suspended after the fourth set because of darkness. And following 7 hours, 6 minutes of play Wednesday, the match was suspended again at 59-59 in the final set.

I was completely delirious. ... Even though it was dark, and no one could see, I wanted a final verdict, win or lose. I didn’t want to have to sleep on it. But it wasn’t to be.”

— John Isner

It is already the longest tennis match in history, and it is still not done. John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France fought to a fifth-set standoff, 59-59, after 10 hours of record-setting play in their first-round match at the 2010 Wimbledon championships.

For a second day, as darkness descended, play was suspended, to resume the next day.

The match broke all Wimbledon marks for games played, aces served, and hours logged.